BY THE 50+ TRAVELER, FOR THE 50+ TRAVELER
Bucket List Destinations Inspiring Extraordinary Experiences for the 50+ Traveler
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Carie and Bill are co-owners of Dream Vacations, a full-service travel agency started in 2014 that provides clients with the highest level of personal service for all their travel needs. Their passion is creating “travel experiences” and helping make lasting memories for their clients and their families.
While raising her three young children and going on the typical family vacations — road trips, Florida, Disney, etc. — Carie learned firsthand the challenges and work involved in planning vacations and instilled a passion for travel. Now, as an empty nester, she follows that passion and travels to places around the globe. Some of her favorite destinations are in Europe, and her favorite cities include Rotterdam, Paris, Bruges, and Barcelona, to name a few.
She is also a consummate cruiser, traveling on many cruises throughout the Caribbean, the West Coast (next stop: Alaska 2022!), and river cruises through Europe. She enjoys spending time with her extended family, who are spread out across the U.S. and Europe. She visits them often and always tries to explore new places and destinations along the way.
She is looking forward to helping you make your next travel destination a pleasurable and memorable experience!
Bill has previously owned and operated multiple travel agencies while living in the Netherlands for 15 years. He traveled extensively throughout Europe during the time he lived in the Netherlands. He has also explored South America and Africa, including climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise money to build dormitories for a girl’s high school. Like his partner, Carie, Bill is an experienced cruiser, traveling on many cruises throughout the Caribbean, the West Coast, and Europe. He currently lives in the U.S. and owns a Dream Vacations franchise together with Carie.
Bill enjoys spending time with his extended family in the U.S. and Europe. Like Carie, Bill makes sure to explore new places during his visits. He especially looks forward to unique destinations and adventure travel.
Brandy Gleason is a travel enthusiast who is passionate about road trip expeditions, adventure, trying new things, and looking to find remarkable experiences that will take her by surprise. She writes the blog Gleason Family Adventure and is a co-author of the book Midwest Road Trip Adventures. Brandy enjoys freelance writing, where she can share her love of RVing or her travels to different destinations around the U.S. and throughout the world!
When she isn’t writing, you can find her living life with her family, creating exciting multigenerational trips that include her husband Matt, children, and grandkids. However, sometimes this Grammy needs solo time, and that is when you will find her hiking a trail, relaxing at a unique eatery, or reading a book in an ENO hammock.
She invites you to follow her adventures on all her social media platforms for real-time exploration.
Gail Clifford, MD, a physician for 30 years, has traveled to five continents and has visited all 50 United States. An avid traveler, she happily goes on new adventures, especially for birthdays. Multi-generational travel remains a treasured pastime. She currently divides her time between Ireland and the U.S. You can experience more from Gail on her site ABLE Travel & Photo.